Indian rulers are religiously following Chanakya's thesis who did not believe in morals or ethics when it came to achieving an objective. Chanakya, minister of the Hindu ruler Chandra Gupta, advocated befriending the neighbour's enemy to jointly crush the neighbour. He believed in developing friendship with its neighbours as a temporary expedient to hide real intentions. He believed in hiding the real and projecting the unreal as the virtual reality. The intended victim was to be lulled into sleep by offering him hand of friendship and economic inducement. Of all the methods employed to deal with neighbours, he preferred to use subversive techniques to attain given objectives. Going to war was suggested only when the enemy had been sufficiently weakened from within. India had applied this strategy against Pakistan after the 1965 war by befriending the Bengalis. In the aftermath of truncation of Pakistan in 1971, India has made substantial progress in befriending nationalist forces and dissident elements in Pakistan. Once Pakistan attained nuclear capability which ruled out the option of war, it became incumbent upon Indian planners to rely on means other than war to achieve their ends. It has befriended the adversaries of Pakistan and lulled the senses of Pakistani leadership by entering into a peace agreement in 2004. Under the peace accord, India has achieved a great deal without firing a single shot. Apart from wishing to further truncate Pakistan it is now hungrily eyeing at Pakistan's nuclear assets that it wants to capture without waging a war. With USA and Israel as its strategic partners and the whole western world as well as Russia on its side, India sees the current situation of Pakistan - embroiled in so many complex problems - as a chance of the century to harm it. Since Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism since 1980 there would be many here who might not have felt any pang of grief over the tragedy in Mumbai on November 26. Pakistanis know that the Indian leadership is principally responsible for all their woes and has been the main perpetrator of terrorism in Pakistan. They have not forgotten how it forcibly annexed two-third of Kashmir in 1947-48 and has not vacated it till this day. They cannot forget India's treacherous role in breaking Pakistan into two in 1971 and how it nibbled our territory in Siachen in 1984. The belligerence of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi is still fresh in their minds when both had attempted to further dismember Pakistan. India's current haughtiness is seen as a repeated version of the stage-managed terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001 which led to media hype and war hysteria. Over one million Indian armed forces remained deployed on the borders for almost a year. Majority of the blasts or suicide attacks in Pakistan against high-profile targets such as Tarbela Mess in Cherat, AMC bus in R A Bazaar, ISI Hamza Camp, FIA and Naval College buildings, Marriott Hotel, anti-terror Police HQ Islamabad and several others were all orchestrated by the infamous RAW. Important personalities are also on RAW's hit list. Moreover, in concert with other agencies RAW has fomented sectarian war in Pakistan. Kurram Agency is the recent example where a very large number of people lost their lives owing to foreign inspired sectarianism. Ethnic riots in Karachi in the wake of Mumbai attacks were RAW sponsored and so was suicide bomb attack in Peshawar on December 5. It is a different matter that despite availability of solid proofs of the involvement of RAW and CIA, our leaders have never picked up courage to make right noises in the right quarters about India's blatant crossborder terrorism against its neighbour with whom it has inked a peace treaty. However, the Indian leaders have never felt any qualms of conscience for indulging in dirty tactics against its neighbours. In its unbridled desire to convert all the South Asian states into its satellites, India resorts to a never-ending machinations to bully them. Pakistan irks India the most since it refuses to accept Indian hegemony and has even gone to war three times to assert its independence. Besides this, internally, Indian security forces are engaged in ruthlessly crushing dozens of insurgencies and separatist movements for the last so many decades. The writer is a researcher and security analyst based in Rawalpindi E-mail: